Today in review we have the latest from Belarus DNB producers Onebyone. The “Activation EP”, out on Ignescent Recordings, is a four track Neurofunk safari. My favorite cut of the selections, “Money”, is a Drum & Bass thrill ride from start to finish.
“Money” opens with halftime vibes and eastern vocal accents. Big snare drums and scratching synths take you into the first dance section. Stretched granular synths weave in and out the beat, creating a hypnotic yet extremely dancefloor soundscape. Various brighter synth elements are added throughout keeping the track moving and evolving into the breakdown. The incredible size of this tune aurally makes it an instant stand out and an easy choice for larger gigs.
Onebyone have a refreshingly unorthodox take on the Neurofunk genre. Their constant use of outside the box elements and sound combinations keeps them firmly on my radar. Be sure to follow Onebyone as well as Ignescent Recordings as we approach the next season.